Friday, October 30, 2015

Faith's 14th blog - cacti threatened by NIS insects, need to enhanced programs

Faith's 14th blog - cacti threatened by NIS insects, need to enhanced programs

Dear Forest Pest mavens & others,
my most recent blog, posted at , differs from most of my earlier blogs by focusing on threats to cacti in the U.S. and Mexico from South American insects.  I note also that no one from among the native plant societies or desert-protection organizations has stepped forward to ensure that policies and funding are adequate to protect these wonderful plants from the IAS threat.

 Check it out! 


November 4 Aquatic Invasive Plant Workshop

Nature Coast CISMA still has room in the following training

Aquatic Invasive Plants, Identification and Control.

Nature Coast CISMA is presenting this training with the following CEUs available




Keith Morin
Park Biologist
Crystal River Preserve State Park
Crystal River Archaeological State Park
Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park
3266 N.Sailboat Ave.                                        
Crystal River, FL  34428
Phone: (352) 563-0450
Cell: (352) 302-6263

DoD NR Webinar Series: Using the ESA to Protect Rare Amphibians and Reptiles, November 5, 1:00PM ET

The next presentation in the DoD Natural Resources webinar series will be Thursday, November 5 at 1:00pm (East Coast)/10:00am (West Coast) and it will run for approximately 40 minutes.

Webinar Title:  Using the Endangered Species Act to Protect Rare Amphibians and Reptiles

Presenter:  Jenny Loda, Amphibian and Reptile Staff Attorney-Center for Biological Diversity

Conference number: (877) 885-1087

Participant code: 615-877-4576

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, I recommend you test your connection:

Please pass this information along to anyone else that may not have received it, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the upcoming presentation.

Taylor Phillips

DoD Natural Resources Program,

Twitter: @DoDNatRes

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Webinar- Correlation Between the Predicted Risk and Invasion Status of Non-Native Vine Species in Florida

The National Association of Invasive Plant Councils (NAIPC) invites you to a FREE invasive plant webinar on November 12, 3 pm Eastern Time:


Doria R. Gordon. The Nature Conservancy and Department of Biology, PO Box 118526, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, 352-392-5949,; Deah M. Lieurance, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, PO Box 110500, University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, FL 32611, 352-294-1580,; and S. Luke Flory, Agronomy Department, PO Box 110500, University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, FL 32611, 352-231-2376,


The pattern that vines have a particularly high probability of invasion in new habitats relative to other plant growth forms is of concern in Florida, where at least 86 climbing vine species have been introduced. We evaluated whether predicted invasion risk matches actual invasion status in Florida’s natural areas for these vine species. The predictive weed risk assessment (WRA) tool used was the Australian WRA modified for Florida, which has been demonstrated to have over 90% accuracy in predicting Florida’s terrestrial plant invaders. Actual invasion status was assessed using the University of Florida’s Assessment of Non-native Species in Florida’s Natural Areas and herbarium records. The WRA predicted that over 70% of the species have a high probability of invasion. The longevity of species presence in the flora significantly influenced the accuracy of this prediction. The documented accuracy of the WRA tool suggests that the number of invasive vine species in Florida is likely to increase. Early control and prevention efforts for high invasion risk species may be warranted to avoid ecological impacts to Florida’s natural areas.

Monday, October 26, 2015

USA job announcement for Botanist/Agronomist to work on NAPPRA Weed issues opened today

From: Koop, Anthony L - APHIS []
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2015 8:20 AM

Hi all,

Please forward the following job announcement to anyone potentially interested in your networks. Essentially this person will be working in the Plants for Planting group in APHIS-Plant Protection and Quarantine. A large part of the job will involve working on weed and invasive plant issues. For those of you who know Al Tasker, this is essentially his position that APHIS is trying to fill after his retirement.



Job Title:  Agronomist/Botanist
Department:  Department Of Agriculture
Agency:  Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Job Announcement Number:  24PQ-APHIS-MA-2015-1458


$90,823.00 to $139,523.00 / Per Year


Monday, October 26, 2015 to Monday, November 9, 2015




Full-Time - Permanent




1 vacancy - Riverdale, MD   View Map


US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.


Public Trust - Background Investigation



Court Rules that EPA Failed to Protect U.S. Waters from Aquatic Invasive Species

FW: [MAIPC] NEWS: Court Rules that EPA Failed to Protect U.S. Waters from Aquatic Invasive Species


From: MAIPC [] On Behalf Of MAIPC

The following was forwarded by Stephen Young (at Cornell) earlier this month, but did not go through so we're reposting it.

- MAIPC Board

From: Jordan Lubetkin
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 11:45 AM
Subject: NEWS: Court Rules that EPA Failed to Protect U.S. Waters from Aquatic Invasive Species


I wanted to share some exciting news. Yesterday, in a unanimous 3-0 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit ruled that the EPA failed to live up to its obligations under the Clean Water Act to protect U.S. waters from aquatic invasive species introduced by ballast water discharge. This is a huge victory for NWF and our conservation allies.

Ballast water invaders cost citizens, businesses, industry, and municipalities billions of dollars per year annually due to damages and control costs.  Now, the EPA must go back to the drawing board and craft a permit that protects U.S. waters from this serious threat.

Thanks to Neil Kagan, senior attorney, who has been relentless in his pursuit of this issue; as well as Marc Smith, Andy Buchsbaum, and Michael Murray, who have helped elevate this issue over the years in the Great Lakes region and nationally. Speaking of nationally, thanks to Bruce Stein and Josh Saks who have been keeping watch over this in D.C. to make sure Congress does not undermine our ability under the Clean Water Act to protect our waters, fish, and wildlife from the serious threat of invasive species.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Northwest Environmental Advocates - Center for Biological Diversity
Natural Resources Defense Council - National Wildlife Federation

Jordan Lubetkin, National Wildlife Federation (734) 904-1589,
Nina Bell, Northwest Environmental Advocates (503) 295-0490
Margie Kelly, Natural Resources Defense Council (312) 651-7935
Miyoko Sakashita, Center for Biological Diversity (510) 844-7108 ext. 308

Court Rules that EPA Failed to Protect U.S. Waters from Aquatic Invasive Species

Huge victory for U.S. waters, economy, fish, wildlife, communities, businesses.

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (October 5, 2015) – In a unanimous 3-0 decision that has ramifications for waters across the country—from Long Island Sound to the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico to San Francisco Bay—the U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit today ruled that the U.S. EPA failed its responsibility under the Clean Water Act to protect U.S. waters from aquatic invasive species introduced by ballast water discharge. Ballast water invaders cost citizens, businesses, industry, and municipalities billions of dollars  annually due to damages and control costs.

Northwest Environmental Advocates, Center for Biological Diversity, Natural Resources Defense Council, and National Wildlife Federation sued the EPA over the agency’s ballast water permit, which limits the amount of live, biological pollution ships can discharge into U.S. waters. The conservation groups asserted that the permit was ineffective and would not protect U.S. waters from future invasions of non-native species. The court agreed. The current permit, as conservation groups requested in their lawsuit, will stay in effect until the EPA releases a new, stronger permit.

Conservation groups hailed the court’s decision:

“The court understood the real world implications of EPA’s failure, the incredible economic and environmental expense of invasive species that this EPA permit allows the shipping industry to release upon the waters of the United States,” said Nina Bell, Executive Director of the Oregon-based Northwest Environmental Advocates (NWEA).  “The court ruled against EPA on nearly all grounds, establishing that the Clean Water Act cannot be addressed through a series of bureaucratic checklists that fail to provide real protection to the nation’s waters.”    

“This is a huge win for our environment, economy, fish, wildlife, communities, and businesses,” said Marc Smith, policy director for the National Wildlife Federation. “The court, in no uncertain terms, has told the federal government that it needs to uphold its responsibility under the Clean Water Act to protect our drinking water, jobs, and way of life. This decision is welcome news for the millions of families, anglers, hunters, paddlers, beach-goers, and business owners who have borne the brunt of damages from aquatic invasive species for far too long. We look forward to working with the U.S. EPA to put in place safeguards that adhere to the Clean Water Act and protect all of our nation’s waters that are essential for people, fish, and wildlife. It’s time to slam the door on this serious threat once and for all.”         

“Today’s decision is a big victory for the Great Lakes and our nation’s waters,” said Rebecca Riley, senior attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). “Aquatic invasive species like zebra mussels and quagga mussels impose billions of dollars of costs on our economy every year, damaging infrastructure like public water supplies and energy generation systems, and devastating commercial and recreational fisheries. The court made it clear that EPA cannot give up in the fight against invasive species; more can and must be done to protect the Great Lakes and other critically important waters.”

“This ruling means that EPA needs to get serious about regulating ballast water in ships that has wreaked havoc on local ecosystems including the San Francisco Bay,” said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans director, Center for Biological Diversity. “Every year 21 billion gallons of ballast water are dumped into our waters with all sorts of invasive species that destroy local diversity.”  

The National Wildlife Federation is America's largest conservation organization inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future. For more National Wildlife Federation news visit

Northwest Environmental Advocates is a regional non-profit environmental organization established in 1969 and located in Portland, Oregon. NWEA works through advocacy and education to protect and restore water quality, wetlands, and wildlife habitat in the Northwest and the nation.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 2 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 900,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.


Jordan Lubetkin

Senior Regional Communications Manager

National Wildlife Federation  I  Great Lakes Regional Center

Office: 734-887-7109




Researcher Finds Way to Fight Cheatgrass

Forwarded From APWG - FYI

Researcher Finds Way to Fight Cheatgrass, a Western ...
Ann Kennedy, a soil scientist with the Agricultural Research Service has discovered naturally occurring soil bacteria that are being tested as a way to ...

Researcher Finds Way to Fight Cheatgrass, a Western Scourge


OCT. 5, 2015

Cheatgrass could vie for the title of the most successful invasive species in North America. The weed lives in every state, and is the dominant plant on more than 154,000 square miles of the West, by one estimate. When it turns green in the spring, “you can actually see it from space,” said Bethany Bradley, an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who studies biogeography, the spatial distribution of species.

See the link above for the full article text.

UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic & Invasive Plants website

We’re back!!!  The University of Florida/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants website is back online and ready to use.  We still have tweaks to make, enhancements to consider, and a few links that might need fixing so please help us out by checking out the new format and letting us know what you think.  The APIRS database is not yet ready to launch but will be soon.  In the meantime, we can perform literature searches for you – just contact Karen Brown with your requests.  Please check out all the tabs across the top (Plant Directory being the first one on the left) and visit our other sites as shown below the images.  Be sure to refresh your website when you go to  (note: the image below is just that – an image). Tell us what you think and THANKS for your patience!

Karen Brown, Coordinator (no apologies for cross-posting; we’re happy!)

Katie Walters, Education Initiative Coordinator

Charlie Bogatescu, IT and Website Design

Not yet ready for primetime, but coming soon!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015



Manitoba: Zebra mussels are now present in Cedar Lake (10/15/15)<>

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship reports water sampling results show zebra mussels are now present in Cedar Lake. Water sampling results found a single larval zebra mussel, called a veliger, for the first time in a water sample collected from Cedar Lake.  Ongoing sampling is being conducted as part of the Coordinated Aquatic Monitoring program (CAMP), conducted by the Manitoba government and Manitoba Hydro. This finding strongly suggests that the overland movement of uncleaned watercraft or water-related equipment resulted in the appearance of a veliger because Cedar Lake has no direct connection to a waterway where zebra mussels have previously been found.

Related Stories: Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship reports fall monitoring results show zebra mussels are now present as far north as Matheson Island in the channel of Lake Winnipeg (10/8/15)  <>  And  Lake Winnipeg is a lost cause due to zebra mussels: expert (10/8/15)<>

Zebra mussel population reaches record high in Iowa Great Lakes (10/11/15)<>

Since first appearing in the Iowa Great lakes area in 2012, Zebra mussel populations have reached a record high. The invasive species is disrupting the ecosystem and can cause serious damage to your boat. Fishery Biologist Mike Hawkins says he was expecting the Zebra mussel population in the Okoboji lake chain to rise, but not as much as it has…..[with video]

……….Biologists blame the plummet in prey fish on a number of factors, not the least of which is that the lake bottom is now smothered with quagga mussels, which hog the plankton that sustains the bottom of the food chain — and everything above it. The trawl survey was never designed to collect quagga mussels in its nets, but those nets are now so commonly cluttered with the mollusks introduced into the lake by overseas ships sailing up the St. Lawrence Seaway that the survey biologists estimate there are as many as five times more mussels in the lake, by weight, than prey fish……..

MN: Zebra mussels confirmed in Lake Ida in Becker County, Lake Sylvia in Stearns County (10/19/15) <>

The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in northwestern Minnesota’s Lake Ida (Becker and Otter Tail counties), but alert DNR staff may have prevented a potentially broader infestation. Five zebra mussels were also confirmed in Lake Sylvia in Stearns County.  On Oct. 6, DNR fisheries staff spotted 10 to 15 dead zebra mussels on a trailer at the Detroit Lakes north public water access. The trailer belonged to a business that takes boating equipment in and out of lakes. It had been out of the water several weeks and had last been used on Lake Ida. DNR fisheries staff alerted the DNR aquatic invasive species staff and contacted a conservation officer, who issued the business a warning. The business then decontaminated the trailer……..

Related Story: Zebra mussels reported in Lake John and Bryant Lake (10/8/15)<> ………“There is a common misconception that zebra mussels ‘are everywhere’ and that their spread is inevitable. The reality is, zebra mussels have been confirmed in less than two percent of Minnesota lakes, and more Minnesotans than ever before know and follow invasive species laws,” Lund said. “People spread zebra mussels, and people can prevent the spread.” Before leaving a lake, Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species laws require boaters and anglers to:

         Clean aquatic plants and animals from watercraft.
         Drain all water by removing drain plugs and keeping plugs out while transporting watercraft.
         Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash.

For more information on aquatic invasive species prevention and how to report a suspected infestation, visit the aquatic invasive species Web page<>.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is initiating pilot projects aimed at treating recently discovered, small infestations of zebra mussels on Minnesota lakes. The first pilot project is the treatment of Ruth Lake in Crow Wing County…..

Related Story: MN: Christmas Lake holds off zebra mussel spread (10/9/15)<>

Report Calls For Regional Perimeter Defense Strategy To Combat Quagga, Zebra Mussels (10/16/15)<>

The Pacific Northwest-- including Canada’s southwest provinces -- is the only area in the U.S. and Canada that hasn’t been invaded by quagga and zebra mussels, a species that already clogs water pipes and hydroelectric facilities in Midwestern states. Given the approximately $500 million annual price tag if the mussels, known as dreissenids, do find a foothold in the Pacific Northwest, a study commissioned by the [Pacific NorthWest Economic Region] says that the region should build a perimeter defense system and work together to make sure the mussels cannot find their way – mostly via personal watercraft – into Northwest waters…. [Editor’s Note/Correction: The study was commissioned by the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region<>, not the PSMFC as indicated incorrectly stated in the story]

WY: Boaters are alerted they will be unable to register their boat in Wyoming during October (9/14/15)<>
Boaters will still be able to purchase 2015 aquatic invasive species stickers during October if needed……


AkzoNobel Launches Coating Efficiency Tool (10/15/15)<>

AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings brand, International has announced the launch of Intertrac Vision, a tool that it claims is the shipping industry’s first to provide accurate and transparent predictions on the fuel and CO2 savings potential of fouling control coatings, prior to application.  The advanced science that underpins Intertrac Vision has taken over four years to develop. The work has been led by company scientists who have also collaborated with leading academic and commercial research institutes, including the University College London Energy Institute, MARIN, Newcastle University and more than 30 ship owners and operators worldwide…..

Calif: The enactment of Assembly Bill 1312 amends the Marine Invasive Species Act. The changes are briefly summarized in the following letter (link to the bill is also below)<>

         Letter to Stakeholders and Interested Parties on the Enactment of AB 1312<>

AK: Cutting Edge Science on the Seafloor Testing Biocides on Invasives in Marine Waters (10/15)<>

No one would be surprised to find a tent pitched by campers in the high alpine or the boreal forests or even along the rocky shorelines of Alaska, but why are there tents on the seafloor?  This summer the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) partnered with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Marine Invasions Lab (SERC) and other entities to essentially pitch tents in the subtidal waters of Whiting Harbor, near Sitka. Obviously no one was camping out down there; instead these tents or domes created a contained area within marine waters where we could study the effects of biocide agents on the invasive colonial tunicate, Didemnum vexillum (D. vexillum). Our objective was to set up the domes over a span of the seafloor infested with the invasive tunicate and then introduce various biocides to test the efficacy with which they caused mortality to D. vexillum…

Blame El Niño for poisonous sea snake found on Ventura County beach (10/16/15)<>

For the first time in 30 years or so, a poisonous sea snake has been spotted on a Southern California beach, drawn far north of its usual habitat by what naturalists think are the warming ocean waters because of El Niño.  A yellow-bellied sea snake, Pelamis platurus, was found Friday at the high tide line at Silverstrand Beach in Ventura County by a surfer, according to officials at the Heal the Bay organization and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.


Florida just added another feature to its winter tourism – a great python hunt (10/13/15)<>

Let’s see a show of hands. Who hates pythons? Please lower your hand if you only dislike the giant snakes from Burma. For this exercise, hate isn’t too strong a word. Florida is staging the 2016 Python Challenge<>, its second big hunt in three years for serpents that invaded the Everglades a few decades ago and are now vying with alligators for supremacy atop the food chain. This is your chance to kill them.

Implementing invasive species control: a case study of multi-jurisdictional coordination at Lake Tahoe (10/5/15) <>

Biological invasions are increasing in frequency and the need to mitigate or control their effects is a major challenge to natural resource managers. Failure to control invasive species has been attributed to inadequate policies, resources or scientific knowledge. Often, natural resource managers with limited funds are tasked with the development of an invasive species control program without access to key decision-support information such as whether or not an invasive species will cause damage, and what the extent of that damage may be. Once damages are realized, knowing where to allocate resources and target control efforts is not straightforward. Here we present the history of invasive species policy development and management in a large, multi-jurisdictional and multi-use aquatic ecosystem. We present a science-based decision-support tool for on-the-ground aquatic invasive species (AIS) control to support the development of a sustainable control program. Lastly, we provide a set of recommendations for managers desiring to make an AIS control implementation plan based upon our development of novel invasive species research, policy and management in Lake Tahoe (USA). We find that a sustainable invasive species control program is possible when science, coordination and outreach are integrated.

Washington Invasive Species Council’s Draft Strategic Plan<>


The Washington Invasive Species Council is seeking comments on our Draft Strategic Plan. Please help us set priorities for the management of invasive species in Washington State!
The Draft Strategic Plan can be accessed HERE<>. Comments can be sent directly to the WISC Coordinator Raquel Crosier at<>  until November 2nd 2015.


…….. “Why you take your goldfish out here, I have no idea,” said Duke, district fish biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife in Pendleton……..


Invasive Plants Are Moving from the Northern Hemisphere South (10/20/15)<>

South America and tropical Asia have the most diverse plant life on earth, so it seems intuitive that these regions would supply much of the world's invasive species. But that's not the case, according to a new analysis of global plant databases led by Mark van Kleunen of the University of Konstanz in Germany. The data show more nonnative plants originating from temperate Asia and Europe than anywhere else. The numbers also indicate that more species move from the Northern Hemisphere south than vice versa, in part because of international trade patterns. Moreover, “it is very likely that the rate of invasion is increasing,” van Kleunen says, because expansion of that trade, as well as general travel, “makes it easier for species to move between continents.” [Full Article = $$$$]


Staff Biologist in the USGS Northwest Region Office<>

Do you want to be part of an innovative research science organization? The incumbent serves as a Staff Biologist in the USGS Northwest Region Office, with primary responsibility to work as the Staff Biologist for the Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP).<> Would you like to work with a team of professionals committed to preserving our natural resources and environment? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this job is for you. Join the USGS and be on your way to a rewarding future. CLOSES: Monday, October 26, 2015


A federal appeals court on Monday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to write new rules regulating the discharge of ballast water from ships to better protect the Great Lakes and other water bodies from the spread of invasive species. Environmental groups had filed a suit against the EPA arguing that the agency's 2013 list of requirements fell far short of preventing ships from releasing harmful invasive species such as zebra mussels. Ballast water discharge poses special problems for the Great Lakes, according to the ruling [read the court decision here<>] from the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New York. While the shipping industry contends that ships sailing only on the Great Lakes don't spread invasive species, the judges said otherwise. In their ruling, they said lakers — ships that sail exclusively on the lakes — are responsible for spreading most of the invasive organisms because of their movement within the lakes and because the relatively short duration of their voyages allows intruding organisms to survive……

            Related Story: Ballast Water Ruling Could Slow Global Action (10/18/15)<>

Industry Response:  Court Ruling Confirms Need for Congress to Act on Vessel Discharges Bill (10/9/15)<>

Editorial: EPA needs to do far better job of protecting the Great Lakes (10/8/15)<>

Congress’ crucial effort to strike a year-end fiscal deal is faltering before it’s really started…..



ISAC:<> The Fall 2015 meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC) will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 through Friday, October 30, 2015, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library (NAL), 10301 Baltimore Avenue (U.S. Rt. 1), Beltsville, MD 20705.


Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force<> will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, and Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Building 3 (SSMC3), Room 4527, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301-713-0174).

Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation<> November 8-12 Portland, Oregon.



ICMB-IX - Hulls, harbours and other invasion hotspots<>: 19-21 January 2016, Sydney, Australia The International Society for the Study of Marine Bioinvasions invites you to participate in the 9th International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions (ICMB-IX), in Sydney, Australia. Abstracts should be submitted to the ICMB Scientific Steering Committee using the electronic form on the 'Call for Abstracts<>' page.

INVASIVES 2016: Invasive ​Species ​Council ​of ​BC's ​Public ​Forum ​& ​AGM, will be  held Feb. 2-3, 2016 at the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond, BC. ​Everyone welcome! Enjoy ​two ​action-filled ​days ​of ​learning, ​networking ​and ​ sharing ​with ​colleagues ​from ​across ​North ​America. Registration is open; be sure to enjoy early bird rates until Dec. 15th, 2015. See the Draft Agenda<> (as of July 28, 2015). REGISTER<>

ICAIS: 19th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species<> Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; April 10-14, 2016.

The Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society<> international conference Marine & Freshwater Invasive Species Ecology, Impact and Management, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 2-4, 2016.

14th Ballast Water Management Conference:<> Date: 4th May 2016 - 5th May 2016 Location: Baltimore - MD - USA


Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference:<> October 17-19 2016 La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Past issues of AIS NEWS can be found @   under the “News” tab.


Stephen Phillips
Senior Program Manager
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
205 SE Spokane Street
Suite 100
Portland, Oregon 97202
Fax: 503 595-3232

Job Opening...Utah's next AIS Coordinator

Please forward the announcement below to anyone you think might be interested in becoming Utah's next AIS Coordinator.  Thanks!


Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:
Date: October 20, 2015 at 4:59:51 PM MDT
This is a full-time, schedule B (career service) position.
Benefits: Yes
Location: SLC, UT
Requisition #06440
CLOSES:  11/08/2015

To view and/or apply for this job position, go to , click on Job Search, the Job Listings.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please call the Human Resource Office at 801-538-7202<tel:801-538-7202>.

This is a full-time, schedule B (career service) position.
Benefits: Yes
Requisition #06586
CLOSES:  10/28/2015

To view and/or apply for this job position, go to , click on Job Search, the Job Listings.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please call the Human Resource Office at 801-538-7202<tel:801-538-7202>.